MOSCOW, January 23. /TASS/. The Ukrainian military stores Western-supplied ammunition, in particular, HIMARS rockets, at nuclear power plants (NPPs), the press office of Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) reported on Monday.
"As SVR Director Sergey Naryshkin said, the Foreign Intelligence Service receives reliable data that the Ukrainian armed forces store Western-supplied weapons and ammunition on the premises of nuclear power plants. This relates to the most expensive rockets for HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems and foreign air defense systems scarce in the Ukrainian army, and also to large-caliber artillery rounds," the press office said in a statement.
Late last year, several railway cars loaded with ammunition were delivered to the Rovno NPP from abroad, it said.
The Kiev regime’s calculation is clear, the press office said.
"Similar to how the Banderites bombard the cities of Donbass and other Russian borderline regions from behind innocent Ukrainian residents, the Ukrainian military command stashes ammunition in the rear, using nuclear reactors as a cover," the statement reads.
"The calculation is that the Russian armed forces, being aware of the danger of a nuclear disaster, will not deliver strikes on nuclear power plants. But if a large-scale detonation of depots and the destruction of a nuke plant occur through the fault of yet another stray Ukrainian air defense missile, they can always pin the blame on Moscow for the tragedy. Kiev is absolutely certain about that, considering that the West tacitly encourages Ukrainian artillery strikes on the Zaporozhye NPP," according to the statement.
This is the method frequently used by international terrorists, the SVR chief stressed.
"The difference, however, is that now the Kiev regime’s hostages include not individual civilians but tens and even hundreds of thousands of residents in their own country and neighboring states. Hopefully, nobody in Kiev will come up with the idea of blowing up these depots on purpose in order to implore the United States and its allies for more weapons and ammunition," the SVR stressed in its statement.